Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Surgery Tomorrow

We made it to Charleston last night about 9pm & Emma had all her pre-op testing today which was brutle. She had to have a sedated echo so she couldn't eat for 5.5 until she woke up from the meds & lets just say she was very unhappy. She was one hungery baby at 12:30 when she was finally able to eat her first bottle of formula.
The surgery is scheduled for tomorrow at 7:30am & we have to have her there at 5:30am. Its going to be an early morning & a long day. The surgeon, Dr. B is predicting the surgery to take 5-6 hours & she will be in the hospital about 5-8 days. He did tell us it is a pretty complicated surgery since her VSD's are inside the heart & not on the surface but he is one the best in the country & we trust him & the good Lord to take care of our Emma. Please keep all of us, our Emma & the medical staff at MUSC Children's Hospital in your prayers tomorrow.

2 comments:

Keysgal@QuietWater said...

Emma and your family have been in my prayers for a long time. Kristi has let me know that Emma came through surgery OK. Now for the healing. My little granddaughter has heart issues that will require 2 or 3 surgeries. I dread them but like you I feel she has great doctors and the good Lord has been watching over us because she has done better than anyone expected. Please include my daughter and her family and little Carolena in your prayers. I believe in the power of prayer to give us strength and hope. Best of luck to Emma in this recovery period. Best wishes to all of you.

angie said...

Thanks so much for your kind words, thoughts & prayers on Emma's behalf, she is really doing very well. I have been following Carolena's progress as well & she is on my mind quite a bit. Please let them know we are thinking of them & we know its hard but God will guide them through it all. He is a good God!!!